Alert: ​Traveler information for Repatriation Flight on August 21, Future Flights, and Promissory Note Repayment, Peru (August 17, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Repatriation Flight on August 21

The flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Friday, August 21 is sold out.  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  Ticketed passengers should meet at the JW Marriott Hotel at Larcomar in Miraflores (Malecón de la Reserva 615, Miraflores, Lima 15074) by 4:30 AM on Friday, August 21 for transportation to the Jorge Chavez International Airport.  The Solange Reps private tour operator will contact all passengers with further information regarding airport protocols.

Traveler Information

Repatriation flights are intended for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to return to the United States.  If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may be subject to additional questioning or denied boarding by Peruvian government authorities prior to exiting the country.  ​

Peruvian government authorities are allowing Peruvian students with a valid U.S. visa to depart the country.  All other visa and ESTA holders, including those accompanying U.S. citizens, should be prepared to provide supporting documentation to Peruvian Immigration ​confirming your emergency need to depart Peru.  All travelers must have a valid, unexpired passport.   

Children travelling on a repatriation flight with only one parent or legal guardian are required to have an written travel authorization from the non-traveling parent.  The non-traveling parent must obtain a Peruvian travel authorization (Autorización de Viaje in Spanish) from a public notary, and the traveling parent should be prepared to present the document prior to boarding.  For more information on obtaining this travel authorization, please see https://www.gob.pe/148-autorizacion-de-viaje-para-menores-de-edad-autorizacion-notarial.

Jorge Chávez International Airport Guidelines  

All repatriation flights depart from the Jorge Chávez International Airport.   Please keep the following in mind as you are making travel arrangements, and plan accordingly: 

  • Be prepared to wait for extended periods of time. The return to ​commercial airport is likely to produce delays as new measures are implemented.
  • Only ticketed passengers will be allowed entry to the airport.  Family and friends should stay home in order to follow all social distancing measures and Ministry of Health protocols.
  • All passengers are subject to security screening.
  • All passengers are subject to health screening before boarding.  Passengers should expect to have their temperature taken and should be prepared to answer health-related questions.  Passengers suspected of having COVID-19 will not be allowed to board. 
  • ​Limited snacks ​and other food are available at the airport. Repatriation flights have limited food options.
  • Bring your own sanitizer and wipes​ but note that liquids may be restricted due to airport security regulations.
  • Face masks AND face shields are required at all times at Jorge Chávez International Airport.  Face masks are required while traveling on the airplane to comply with Peruvian and U.S. government regulations.
  • No smoking is allowed.
  • Check with your travel provider in advance to arrange appropriate accessibility measures prior to arriving at the airport.  Wheelchair availability may be limited.  Airline staff can assist in very limited circumstances.  If you need additional assistance, you may need to travel with a companion who can assist.

Future Repatriation Flights

The August 28 flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) is sold out.  This flight is facilitated by tour operator Solange Reps.  The U.S. Embassy continues to work with the Peruvian government and multiple travel providers to offer additional repatriation flights for August and September.  We will continue to announce all viable travel options in our email alerts.

International borders remain closed for the near future and the Jorge Chavez International Airport remains closed for commercial flights.  If you remain in Peru, please continue to follow Peruvian government health and safety guidelines and quarantine restrictions.

Promissory Note Repayment

Passengers who traveled on U.S. government repatriation charter flights in March and April and signed a promissory note should visit the U.S. Department of State website for cost and repayment information.  Please note that due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of State is experiencing significant delays in processing the promissory notes and sending the respective bills.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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